2006: JANUARY - APRIL
2006: APRIL - SEPTEMBER
OCT 2006 - APRIL 2007
26th MAY 2006 CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
GOLF CLUB WITH INTERCHANGEABLE HEAD/SHAFT CONNECTION
A golf club having a club head with an interchangeable shaft. The golf club includes a tube mounted in the club head and a sleeve mounted on a tip end of the shaft. The tube includes a tapered portion and a rotation prevention portion. The sleeve frustoconical portion a keyed portion that are respectively received in the tapered portion and the rotation prevention portion of the tube. The golf club further includes a mechanical fastenerfor removably securing the shaft to the club head.
Golfers will be able to customise their clubs at will. Fancy trying a more flexible shaft to see how that works for you...no problem. Wham Bam done.
11th MAY 2006 KARSTEN MANUFACTURING CO. (PING)
The present invention provides a golf club head and a method for shifting the center of gravity of the golf club head. In accordance with one aspect, the present invention includes a club head comprising a body having a front face for impacting a golf ball, a back face, a heel end, a toe end, a sole, and a top rail. A cavity having a bottom surface extends from the back face into the body.
A sneak preview of what the next PING irons will look like?
18th May 2006 GLASS, ALVIN
The Golfer's Audio Aid Swing Trainer is a training device that delivers pre-recorded audio messages and signals designed to aid golfers in their tempo timing and rhythm during full swing and putting and also aids them in avoiding inappropriate head, shoulder and hip movements during full swing. These audio messages and signals can be erased by the user or their golf instructor enabling playback of a more customized message or signal to better match their optimal swing. The device attaches to the back strap of the golfer's cap or belt and when predetermined movements of the user's head, shoulder or hip occur a positional switch is activated and it in turn actuates the recorder to emit the message or signal that had been pre-selected via a selection switch.
We all know good players have good tempo...maybe this will do it for you!
11th May 2006
A golf club head includes a half-circle metal ring that extends outwards from the rear surface of the head. The weight of the half-circle metal ring is adjustable according to the weight of the head. The half-circle metal ring can be a solid ring or a hollow tube. By change in diameter of the cross section of the half-circle metal ring, the center of gravity moves back in the club head and the center-of-gravity angle as well as the depth of center-of-gravity are both increased so as to achieve greater hitting efficiency.
Looks a bit weird at first...put so did many great developments in golf equipment when they first came out!
11th MAY 2006 HAYTON, PAUL
A golf tee is provided which is reversably extendable from a collapsed state to an extended state in order to adjust the overall length of the golf tee. The tee comprises a stem section for insertion into the ground, a head section on which a golf ball can be placed, and an intermediate section have a concertina-like shape that can be reversably moved from the collapsed to the extended state. The intermediate section of the tee is also preferably bendable so that the head section will easily move out of the way as it is struck by the golf club. A low cost golf tee having enhanced features is provided.
Could be an interesting idea!
4th MAY 2006 BURNS, RONALD
Improvements are provided for a putter. The putter includes a club head. The improvements are removably mounted on the putter and facilitate the practice of a putting stroke in which the putter club head moves along a path of travel that is generally parallel to the ground.
Looks a bit fiendish, but if it improves putting I’ll buy one!
4th MAY 2006 MORALES, OTTO
An attached device (Smooth Roller) made of lightweight soft urethane elastomer material. The attached device has two sides: a backside and a front or striking side. The backside of the device is flat and coated with an adhesive. The Smooth Roller can attach to any existing putter having a flat putter face. The round shaped striking face imparts a desired over spin to the golf ball when the ball is struck with a putter employing the attached Smooth Roller device. A ball struck with a putter employing the Smooth Roller device rolls smoothly across the putting surface without skidding, backspin or bouncing, which is common in putters.
“oll up..roll up...get your errr smooth rollers here!” Neat little idea.
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